Abstract

A multiple-field-of-view (MFOV) lidar is used to characterize size and optical depth of low concentration of bioaerosol clouds. The concept relies on the measurement of the forward scattered light by using the background aerosols at various distances at the back of a subvisible cloud. It also relies on the subtraction of the background aerosol forward scattering contribution and on the partial attenuation of the first-order backscattering. The validity of the concept developed to retrieve the effective diameter and the optical depth of low concentration bioaerosol clouds with good precision is demonstrated using simulation results and experimental MFOV lidar measurements. Calculations are also done to show that the method presented can be extended to small optical depth cloud retrieval.

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2006 (1)

2004 (2)

N. Roy, G. Roy, L. R. Bissonnette, and J.-R. Simard, “Measurement of the azimuthal dependence of cross-polarized lidar returns and its relation to optical depth,” Appl. Opt. 43, 2777-2785 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J.-R. Simard, G. Roy, P. Mathieu, V. Larochelle, J. McFee, and J. Ho, “Standoff sensing of bioaerosols using intensified range-gated spectral analysis of laser-induced fluorescence,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 42, 865-874 (2004).

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

1997 (2)

G. Roy, L. R. Bissonnette, C. Bastille, and G. Vallée, “Estimation of cloud droplet size density distribution from multiple-fields-of-view lidar,” Opt. Eng. 36, 3404-3415 (1997).

L. Katsev, E. P. Zege, A. S. Prikhach, and I. N. Polonsky, “Efficient technique to determine backscattered light power for various atmospheric and oceanic sounding and imaging systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1338-1346 (1997).

1995 (1)

L. R. Bissonnette, “Multiple-scattering lidar equation,” Appl. Opt. 33, 6449-6465 (1995).

Appl. Opt. (5)

IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. (1)

J.-R. Simard, G. Roy, P. Mathieu, V. Larochelle, J. McFee, and J. Ho, “Standoff sensing of bioaerosols using intensified range-gated spectral analysis of laser-induced fluorescence,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 42, 865-874 (2004).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

G. Roy, L. R. Bissonnette, C. Bastille, and G. Vallée, “Estimation of cloud droplet size density distribution from multiple-fields-of-view lidar,” Opt. Eng. 36, 3404-3415 (1997).

Other (8)

D. S. Goldman, “Light box for taking flats,” http://www.astrodon.com/oldsite/LearningCurve.html.

E. E. Eloranta, “High spectral resolution lidar,” in Lidar: Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, C. Weikamp, ed. Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer, 2005), 455 pp.

E. W. Eloranta, “Lidar multiple scattering models for use in cirrus clouds,” in Twenty-First International Laser Radar Conference Proceedings, L. Bissonnette, G. Roy, and G. Vallée, eds. (2002), pp. 519-522.

G. Roy, L. R. Bissonnette, and C. Bastille, “Efficient field-of-view control for multiple-field-of-view lidar receivers,” in Nineteenth International Laser Radar Conference Proceedings, U. N. Sing, S. Ismail, and G. K. Schwemmer, eds. (NASA/CP-1998-207671/PT2, 1998), pp. 767-770.

J. Swithenbank, J. M. Beer, D. S. Taylor, D. Abbot, and G. C. McCreath, “A laser diagnostic technique for the measurement of droplet and particle size distribution,” in AIAA 14th Aerospace Sciences Meeting (1976), pp. 76-69.

L. R. Bissonnette, “Lidar and multiple scattering,” in Lidar: Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Springer Series in Optical Sciences, C.Weikamp, ed. (Springer, 2005).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, 1975), Chap. 8.

E. P. Shettle and R. W. Fenn, “Models for the aerosols of the lower atmosphere and the effects of humidity variations on their optical properties,” Air Force Geophysics Laboratory Tech. Rep. AFGL-TR-79-0214, (Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, 1979).

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